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Microsoft's free antivirus: Is this an apology?

David Coursey | June 29, 2009
Is Microsoft's upcoming, free anti-malware app the company's way of apologizing to customers?

Granted, that's not great software, but the price is right if you need something and aren't willing to spend.

Maybe that's what Morro will be: A last-ditch attempt to get protection to people who don't understand the need for it. Microsoft could actually name it Zing--as in "Zing the Bad Guys!"--and spend another $100 million advertising it. Or maybe "Zap," "Pow," or best of all, "Bang!"

Probably not, but Morro, while worth watching is not yet something to get excited about. Unless, of course, it's a slow summer day and the iced tea is running low.

David Coursey tweets as techinciter and can be e-mailed from the form at


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